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PREFACE. 



The Birds of Grenada being so little known, the writer 
has "been induced to prepare the following list, which he trusts 
may prove of use to those interested in bird-life, and in the 
island generally. 

There appears to have been little notice taken of our birds 
until the year 1878, when the Smithsonian Institution of 
America sent out Mr. F. A. Obek, who made a tour of the 
West Indies, collecting birds and "taking notes" generally; 
the result of which was the production of that entertaining 
volume " Camps in the Caribbees." Mr. Ober made but a 
short stay in Grenada, and his list of birds amounted to fifty- 
four : the writer has since added thirty-nine more, and had the 
pleasure, during the past year, of discovering two birds new 
to science, (Engyptila wellsi, and Zenaida rubripes,) and also 
one new to the Antilles, (Cymindis uncinatus.) 

Most of the birds obtained by the writer were sent to the 
Smithsonian Institution, and determined by G. N. La.wrence, 
Esquire, of New York, the well known Ornithologist and au- 
thority on birds. 

JOHN GRANT WELLS. 
Grenada, 

March 1886. 



FAMILY 
TURDID^. 



Genus TUEDUS. 
NIGEIROSTKIS. (Lawe.) .... Grieve. 

GYMNOPTHALMUS. (Cab.) . . Yellow-eye Grieve. 



FAMILY 
MIMID^ 



Genus MIMUS. 
GILVUS. (ViEiLL.) ..... Mocking Bird, 



FAMILY 

TROGLODYTID^. 



Genus THRYOTHORUS. 
GRENADENSIS. Lawe. .... Wren. God-bird, 



FAMILY 

MNIOTILTID^. 



Genus DENDECECA. 
PETECHIA. (Linn.) . . . Yellow Warbler 



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Genus SEIURUS. 

NCEVIUS, BoDD "Water Thrash. 

Genus SETOPHAGA. 
EUTICILLA. (Linn.) Redstart. 

FAMILY 
CffiREBIDJl. 

Genus CERTHIOLA. 
SACCHARINA. Lawr. . . . . . Sucrier. 

ATRATA. LiWE Black See-see. 



FAMILY 
HIRUNDINID.?:. 



Genus PROGNE. 
DOMINICENSIS. (Gmel.) . . . Purple Swallow. 

Genus HIRUNDO, 
ERYTHROGASTRA. (Bodd.) . . Rufus-belly Swallow. 



FAMILY 
VIREONID^ 



Genus VIREOSYLVIA. 
CALIDRIS. (Linn.) Bastard Grieve. 



FAMILY 
TANAGRID^ 



Genus EUPHONIA. 
FLAVIFRONS. (Spaem.) . 

Genus CALLISTE. 
CUCULLATA. (Swain.) . 



. Louis-d'or. 
Soursop Bird, 



FAMILY 

FRINGILLID^. 



Genus LOXIGILLA. 
NOCTIS. (Linn.) . .' . . . . Red-ttroat. 

Genus PHONIPARA. 
BICOLOR. (Linn.) Grass Bird. 

Genus VOLATINIA. 

JACARINA. Linn Blue-black See-see. 

Genus SPERMOPHILA. 
GUTTURALIS. Light. . . . White-beak See-see. 



FAMILY 

ICTERIDJE. 



Genus DOLICHONYX, 
ORYZn^ORUS. (Linn.) . . . 



. Bob-o'link. 



Genus QUISCALUS. 
LUMINOSUS. LiWE. . . 



Merle. 



FAMILY 
TYRANNID^. 



Genus ELAINEA. 
MARTINICA. (Linn.) . . . Top-knot Pippiree. 

Genus MYIARCHUS. 

OBERI. Lawe. .... Pippiree Gros-tete. 

Genus TYRANNUS. 

ROSTRATUS. Scl Pippiree. 

MELANCHOLICUS. Vieill. 

Genus MILVULUS. 
TYRANNUS. L Scissors-tail. 



FAMILY 
CYPSELIDvE 



Genus CH^TURA. 
CINEREIVENTRIS. Sclat. . 
ZONARIS. ? Shaw? 



Mountain Swift. 
Collared Swift. 



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FAMILY 
TROCHILIDvE. 



Gend-s GLAUCIS. 
HIESUTUS. (Gmel.) . . . . Doctor Bird. 

Genus EULAMPIS. 
HOLOSERICEUS. (Linn.) . . . Green-throat. 

Genus ORTHORHYNCHUS. 
CRISTATUS. L. . . . . . . Coulibri. 



FAMILY 
CUCULLID^. 



ANI. Linn. 
MINOR. (Gmel.) 



Genus CROTOPHAGA. 
Genus COCCYZUS. 



Corbeau. 
Cuckoo-manioc. 



FAMILY 
ALCEDINIDiE. 



Genus CERYLE. 
ALCYON. (Linn.) • Kingfisher 



FAMILY 
STRIGID^ 



Genus STRIX, 
FLAMMEA NIGRESCEN8. Lawe. 



Cliawan. 



FAMILY 
FALCONID^ 



Genus PANDION. 
HALI^TUS. (Linn.) . . . . . Osprey. - 

Genus BUTEO. 
PENNSYLVANICUS. (Wils.) .... Gree-gree. - 

Genus TINNUNCULUS. 

SPARVERIUS. Linn Sparrow Hawk. - 

Genus ^SALON. 
COLUMBARIUS. Linn Pigeon Hawk. - 

Genus CYMINDIS. 
UNCINATUS. Ill Collared Hawk. - 

Genus URUBITINGA. 
ANTHRACINA. ? Merlion. ^ 



FAMILY 
COLUMBID^ 



Genus COLUMBA. 



CORENSIS. Gmel. 



Ramler. 



Genus ENGYPTILA. 

WELLSI. Lawe Pea DoYe. 

Genus ZENAIDA. 

MARTINICANA. Bp Tourterelle. - 

RUBRIPES. Lawe. . . Trinidad Ground Dove. 

Genus CHAM^PELIA, 
PASSERINA. (Linn.) .... Ground Dove. -- 

Genus GEOTRYGON. 
MONTANA. (Linn.) . . . . . Perdrix. -^ 



FAMILY 
CHARADRIDiE 



Genus SQUATAROLA. 
HELVETICA. Linn. 

Genus CHARADRIUS. 
DOMINICUS. MilLL. ... 

Genus ^GIALITES. 
SEMIPALMATA. (Bp.) . . . , 

Genus OXYCHECUS. 
VOCIFERUS. (L.) .... 



Grey Plover. 

Plover. 

Ring Plover. 

Killdeer. 



FAMILY 
STREPSILID^E 



GEnus STREPSILAS. 
INTERPRES. (Linn.) 



Turnstone. 



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FAMILY 

SCOLOPACID^. 

Genus MICEOPALAMA. 
^HIMANTOPUS. Bp. ... Stilt Sand-piper. ^ 

Genus EREUNETES. 
XPUSILLUS. Linn. . . . . . Little Snipe. -^ 

Genus LIMOSA. 
^ FEDOA. Linn. .... Marbled Godwit. -^ 

Genus SYMPHEMIA. 
' SEMIPALMATA. (Gmel.) .... Wiilet. -" 

Genus TOTANUS. 
. MELANOLEUCUS. (Gmel.) .... Piker.- 

FLAVIPES. Gmel. • . . . . Yellow-leg. - 

Genl^s TRINGOIDES. 
,^MACULARIUS. (Linn.) . . . Sp: Sand-piper. - 

Genus BARTRAMIA. 
LONGICAUDA. (Bechst.) . . Cotton-tree Plover. ^ 

Genus NUMENIUS. 
- HUDSONICUS. (Lath.) .... Large Curlew. 
-BOREALIS. (FoRST.) .... Small Curlew. - 

GEnus GALLINAGO. 
^ MEDIA WILSONL (Temm.) .... Snipe. - 

Gehus ACTODROMAS. 

' MACULATA. (V.) Grass-bird.^ 

GEnus ANCYLOCHILUS. 
SUBARQUATUS. (Guld.) . . Curlew Sand-piper. ^ 



FAMILY 

ARDEID^ 



GEnus ARDEA. 
^HERODIAS. (Linn.) 

Gehus GARZETTA. 
^CANDIDISSIMA. (Gmel.) 

Gehus FLORIDA. 
CiERULEA. (Linn.) 
^ Gehus BUTORIDES. 

VIRESCENS. (Linn.) 

Gehus NYCTHERODIUS 
VIOLACEUS. (Linn.) 



FAMILY 
RALLID^. 



Gehus PORZANA. 
CAROLINA. Linn. 

Gehus GALLINULA, 
GALEATA. Light. 

Gehus IONORNIS. 
MARTINICA. Linn. 

Gehus FULICA. 
AMERICANA. Gmel. 



Crabier. 

White Gaulin. 

Blue Gaulin. 

Kyallie. 

Niglit Heron. 



Water Rail. 

PouUe d^eau. 

Kascamiol. 

. Coot. 



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FAMILY 
ANATIDj; 



Genus ANAS. 

y BOSCHAS. Linn . Mallard. 

Genus QUERQUEDULA. 

DISCORS. (Linn.) .... Blue-wing Teal. 

- CAROLINENSIS. (Gmel.) . . Green-wing Teal. 

Genus ERISMATURA. 

RUBIDA. "WiLs Ruddy Duck. 

Genus ? . 

? [Black Duck] 



FAMILY 

FREGATID.^ 



Genus TACHYPETES. 
_ AQUILA. (Linn.) .... Man-o'-war Bird. 



FAMILY 
PELECANIDiE. 



Genus PELECANUS. 
FUSCUS. (Linn.) Pelican, 



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FAMILY 
SULID^. 

Genus SULA. 
FIBER, (Linn.) . . , Brown Booby. Fore. 

PISCATOE. (Linn.) White Booby. 

/PARVA. (?) Red-legged Booby. 

FAMILY 
PHiETHONTID^. 

Genus PHiETHON. 
-^THEREUS. (Linn). . . . Paille-en-queue. 

FAMILY 
LARID^. 

Genus LARUS. 

^ATRICILLA. Linn Maure. 

Genus STERNA. 

ANOSTHiETA. Scop Bridled Tern. 

FULIGINOSA. Gmel Twa-o-o. 

REGIA. Game Royal Tern. 

DOUGALLI. Mont Careet. 



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Genus ANGUS. 
•STOLIDUS. (Linn.) Mwen. 

FAMILY 
PROCELLARIID.^. 

Genus OCEANITES. 
OCEANICUS. (WiLs.) PetreL 

FAMILY 
PODICIPID^. 

Genus PODICEPS. 
HOLBOLLI. ? Red Diver. 

Genus PODILYMBUS. 
PODICEPS. (Linn.) . . . . . Small Diver.